Hi everyone. This will be my last ‘fiction picks’. I’m moving into a different job, so no more lovely fiction ordering for me! I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind you of some of the blockbusting bestsellers on the way. They might not need my promotion, but I thought you might need a reminder that they were due soon – keep an eye out!
Go set a watchman
A newly discovered novel by Harper Lee (author of To kill a mockingbird). This apparently was the manuscript that Lee submitted to publishers in the 1950s before To kill a mockingbird, but it was then lost. This book is somewhat controversial due to Lee’s age, mental faculties and the legalities of publishing the work she may not of consented to, but the furore about this has been cleared up. This story contains the same characters as Lee’s bestseller.
This is the continuation of E L James’ 50 shades of grey series. This time written from the point of view of the male protagonist Mr Christian Grey. I don’t need to sell this one to you, but I will stress reserve it now before the waiting list gets too out of control.
Chappy / Patricia Grace
This is written by New Zealand’s own Patricia Grace, her first novel in ten years, and I probably don’t need to say it’s much more literary than Grey! Here’s a brief review “in this touching portrayal of family life, acclaimed writer Patricia Grace explores racial intolerance, cross-cultural conflicts and the universal desire to belong. Spanning several decades and several continents and set against the backdrop of a changing New Zealand, Chappy is a compelling story of enduring love.” (Syndetics summary)
Girl in the spider’s web
This is the fourth instalment in the Girl with the dragon tattoo series, containing most of the same characters, Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. The original author, Steig Larrsen, died and this new book continues the saga now written by German author David Lagercrantz. His work has not really been translated much into English, but the library has his latest book The fall man of Wilmslow.